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>> shepard: brand new trouble for toyota. now word of an email before the vehicle recall and it is revealing. plus, new developments in the race to save the miners. i'm shepard smith. the news starts now. >> coal mine something a way of life for our families around here. >> shepard: when disaster strikes, folks here pull together. >> these are very, very strong people. >> shepard: crews have drilled. >> they cut through 1,093 feet. >> they have signaled. >> we banged on the pipe for 15 minutes or so. >> shepard: and all the while families have waited for news. >> it's just a sad situation. >> shepard: tonight, the latest development in the disaster at the mine. plus, leader vs. leader. tonight, reports of a simmering feud between president obama and the afghan president harmid karzai. all of this while tens of thousands of american troops are over there fighting a war first from fox this wednesday night, coal mining, it's connected to each and every one of us across this great nation. according to government accounts, half of the electricity we use in this country comes f
civilians in baghdad. one of them working as a journalist. >>> and the government ordered toyota to pay the largest ever penalty against an automaker. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >>> welcome back. a look at the stock market. stock prices were lower in the early going. a recent rally had taken the dow near the 11,000 level for the first time in 18 months. you see right now the dow is lightly up. s&p up as well and so is the nads dak. >>> president obama is proposing dramatic changes to america's nuclear strategy. under the new policy, the u.s. would not use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear countries. but defense secretary robert gates insists that, quote, all options are on the table when it
. >>> we're also going to have the new announcement from toyota about its suvs after this latest report of a possible rollover hazard in one of its most expensive lexuses, new in the next half hour. >> all of the freebies we talked about that you're going to get because you did your taxes today we have them listed on our website that's cnn.com/robin. >>> do you need a little help getting out the door on time? you might want to sign up for my free wake-up call, another free thing today. dial 1-800-robin-hln, tell me what time to call. it will be me on the line. >>> if you hate taxes there's no bigger day than today. the tea partiers have big plans all over the country, they're also naming the politicians they want out of office. >>> plus there's no car on the road like this one. how soon before you can buy it? - hello! - ha! why don't you try a home cooked meal... with yummy hamburger helper? oh! tada! fantastically tasty, huh? ummm, it's good. what would you guys like? hamburger helper. what?! one pound... one pan... one tasty meal! 's a youing ic lowi kn [ male announcer ] t1-25[ 4 tht
to the financial disaster. and the story behind toyota getting slapped with a huge $16 million fine. but first the morning top headlines. >> the futures are indicating that we'll have a slightly weaker open. we had a rally yesterday. we had a move higher crosses 4% but right now it suggest as slightly lower open. australia central bank jumping by 25%, a 14-month high. also signalinging future moves in the future. an explosion ripping through a west virginia mine owned by mass see energy. four miners are still missing underground. they have a history of safety violations. three fatalities since 1998 and a worst than average injury rate during the last ten years. they are the largest coal producer in central ap lach cha. luds gud mob are you aglet's ge more reaction. david, good to talk to you. have you been given -- has the analyst community been informed by anything in the last 12 hours or so as a result of the mining accident? what can you tell snus? >> the company put out a press release to confirm the explosion and the deaths and that's pretty much it. i think right now we expect them to te
magazine warned its readers not to buy the lexus 2010 gx 460. that's because of rollover dangers. toyota owns the lexus brand and the lexus gx 460 owners can get a loaner car while the company figures out the problem. the national highway transportation safety administration will also conduct tests on that vehicle. >>> today thousands of people are using tax day to show their frustration with the government. they are headed to washington for a series of protests and rallies. live look now at the washington monument where one of those demonstrations is scheduled to take place later this morning. news4's tracie potts reports. >> reporter: amid today's last-minimum tax rush the irs admits it's already overpaid almost 30 million in refunds over new tax credits. >> the tax man cometh. next few years, will he be coming with a vengeance. >> reporter: taxes are lower this year but experts say expect them to go up as the government trace to cover massive deficits. president president obama is trying to get wall street to do their part. >> expecting taxpayers to bail them out when things go sour i
against toyota have been sent to a southern california courtroom. u.s. district judge james selna will decide whether toyota should pay more than $3 billion to toyota owners who say their car's resale value dropped drastically because of recalls. others are suing for injuries or death in run away toyota cars. >>> a political battle brewing in the nation's capital as supreme court's leading liberal announces his retirement. john paul stevens plans to step down at the end of the summer when he turns 90 years old. stevens has been at the center of key decisions giving due process to suspected terrorist. the white house is considering nearly a dozen candidates to replace him. >>> so, why spend big bucks on a tropical get away when you can own the most romantic house in the country? this san francisco mansion is for sale for the second time in 30 years. this home is a beacon for romance. love doesn't cost a thing, this house certainly does. that price starts at $45 million. a drop in the bucket for you gigi. >> i was going to say that's not romantic, $45 million is not romantic. shoppi
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with that is almost impossible. >> it's truly perplexing. >>> the u.s. government is seeking to punish toyota for failure to act swiftly over its gas pedal issues. transportation secretary ray lahood is proposing that toyota pay a record fine of nearly $16.4 million after it, quote, knowingly hid a dangerous defect. documents show toyota knew about the defect back in september of last year but waited until late january to issue the recall. toyota still faces private lawsuits which could cost the automaker untold millions more in damages. that's a huge fine. >>> tiger woods took questions during a live news conference yesterday for the first time since his personal scandal broke back in november. woods talked about his affairs, his thanksgiving night accident and his wife, elin, who will not be joining him on the course. he also denied using performance enhancing drugs and discussed how he's looking forward to getting back on the course. >> that first tee i'm looking forward to it. i haven't looked forward to that tee shot in a long time. i've won numerous tournaments over the last few years,
. >> exactly. let's do a couple of headlines on a thursday. toyota says it's conducting safety tests on all s. u.v.'s after "consumer reports" issues a rare do not buy rating warning that the 2010 lexus could roll over. temporary has temporarily suspended sales of the s.u.v. and a recall is being considered. they are testing the s.u.v. and working to correct the stability problem. toyota is trying to avoid the criticism it faced earlier when it was accused of not acting quickly over the gas pedal and other problems. president obama isn't getting very far selling his financial reform bill to congressional republicans, at least. after a meeting to the white house on the topic, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said the president was simply creating an ongoing bailout system. >> if you look at it carefully, it will lead to endless taxpayer bailout of wall street banks. that is clearly not the direction the american people would like for us to go. >> and house minority leader john behnor complained that if it was his goal, that isn't the way to do it. >> in a time when small businesses are
[ male announcer ] over the past 50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ we helped keep your skin clear. now we have a solution for wrinkles. neutrogena anti wrinkle with retinol sa smoothes even deep wrinkles. it works...beautifully. neutrogena. >>> you're trying to sell the deal. >> should goldman sachs be trying to sell the deal. >> how much of that deal did you sell. >> your top priority to sell is that de
50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ [ female announcer ] it's red lobster's festival of shrimp... a chance to get everyone together for a night where everyone gets just what they want. combine two or three favorites, from new creations like crab-stuffed shrimp and pecan-crusted shrimp to classics like decadent shrimp scampi. it's everything you want in a night out. starting at just $11.99, during the festival of
. >> reporter: so, how did ford change its car and its business? ironically, ceo alan mulally, used toyota as his model as he turned ford around. >> every vehicle would be best in class, in terms of quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart design and very best value. >> reporter: to get there, ford went back to the drawing board, designing sturdier, safer cars. it added more testing to each step of the assembly line. and marketed the changes relentlessly. >> look at you talking me into a ford. >> i know. you should really try it. >> they went head-to-head with the impulse on quality, which is something they avoided a few years ago. >> reporter: "consumer reports" now finds 90% of ford average or better in reliability. in crash tests, ford models share top safety rates. american consumers are finally taking notice. and not just with ford. giving u.s. automakers, new respect for the first time in years. look at the change in the matchup with asia. four years ago, the united states ranked behind japan. today, u.s. cars are ahead. >> it's an incredible turnaround. i mean, who would have believe
relegated to a role of helping the government discern engineer problems in toyota cars that essentially nasa, that got us to the moon, is now mr. good wrench. >> well, you look for the best talent and if you have a car problem and you want to find what the best talent is to look at a problem, looks like you may go to nasa. >> neil: you don't believe that, buzz? you went to the moon, discovered and done things that are historic. and now, you're nasa people looking under the hoods? its ridiculous. >> all right. i'm not here to talk about toyota. >> neil: next week the president makes a big speech, talk to get nasa core stars, veterans, you're going to be there and other big heroes will be there. but he's talking about downsizing nasa, right? >> i don't know as that's the case. the budget is increased now. >> neil: the post shuttle effort is nixed, right? >> well, we're going to save money because we spent about $9 billion and 5 to 6 years going down a pathway that was unsustainable jot president more or less said that. >> yes, that's right. >> neil: but i thought he nixed, buzz, the revisit th
trouble for toyota. the company is now recalling 600,000 sienna minivans. rust from road salt could cause the carrier cable that holds the spare tire to rust and break allowing that tire to tumble into the road which could threaten the safety of other drivers. it affects all vans sold it 1998 and this year. owners should expect to get a letter telling them to bring their car in for inspection. toyota is still working on a fix. >>> a travel alert for anyone going near a metro station this weekend. it's going to be slow going. there will be sick gal tracking at red, blue -- single tracking on the red, blue, orpg and green lines -- orange and green lines. you can expect to wait up to 40 minutes for a train. both the capitals and nationals are in action this weekend and many fans as you know rely on the rails. >> this is a routine maintenance that was scheduled in february but due to the snow had to be delayed. so there will be 40-minute delays on the lines and we ask that customers please make their travel plans accordingly. >> we have a list of all the stations affected on our website right
the public is at risk for another economic crisis. >>> toyota has announced yet another recall. this time it is about 50,000 sequoia suvs from the 2003 model year. toyota says the vehicles slow down unexpectedly. the automaker says there could be a problem with the stability control system. >>> it looks like it will be a little longer before dc gets another panda. veterinarians thought that mei xiang was pregnant, but it turns out it was a false alarm. after hormone tests indicated a possible pregnancy, cameras were set up to watch her around the clock in case she gave birth but after a final ultrasound, the vets determined there was if baby. >>> sandra bullock reveals more about her family as she files for divorce from her husband jesse james. she separated from james in march after reports of his infidelity and bullock tells "people" magazine she has adopted a baby boy bullock says she will raise him as a single parent. >>> get set for dramatic changes along new york avenue in northwest washington. the national museum of women and the arts dedicated a new york avenue sculpture project o
in march. toyota was involved in a recall mess, and that as we know is ongoing. they're still recalling cars. according to the poll, more americans say the u.s. makes better quality vehicles. so there, how about that this morning. gregg: good for us. martha: indeed. gregg: all right, did they cross the line or are they heroes, getting a raw deal? a controversial trial taking place in iraq today, a court marshal of one of three navy seals accused of failing to protect the terror detainee who says he was assaulted while in custody, the detainee, mind you, the suspected mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four american contractors back in 2004. steve centanni, live in washington with more on this. steve, what exactly is happening today? >> well, gregg, it's the first day of the trial for one of the three navy seals who faces charges, in blue island, illinois, charged with dereliction of duty and impeding an investigation. he's not the one accused of actually punching the detainee in the stomach after he was captured. matthew mccabe, petty officer matthew mccabe is the one facing the
. tomorrow -- five weeks. tomorrow will see the key march employment numbers come out, and toyota sales are booming in japan, up 50% last month. ford sales in china and local partners there, they jumped about 84% in the first quarter. let's get to eric bolling from fbn. what's going on here? >> well, initial claims which is the weekly number, they dropped 6,000 so that means 6,000 fewer people than the last week applied for unemployment insurance. that's the good news. a little bit more good news, tomorrow it looks like most analysts and most economists expect jobs to be created for the month of march. that's only the second time a month had job creation and last time was a year ago march, 64,000 jobs were created, and we've seen just month after month of job losses. so tomorrow the expectation is anywhere between 175,000 jobs created and 200,000 jobs created. the other piece of good news. now a little bit of the bad news, a lot of that job creation tomorrow ising with attributed -- being attributed to two major factors. number one, the census. the census has hired hundreds and hundreds
, and it is no coincidence. scary. bill: and toyota's luxury liner, the suv. the lexus. blasted in a "consumer reports" magazine, this week and the troubled automaker, what they are doing to hold on to the lexus. are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. imagine that kind of vitality... in your skin. aveeno introduces ageless vitality. as skin ages, elasn fibers break down. this exclusive biomineral concentrate system... has active naturals ingredients shown to multiply... elastin's elements. i'm impressed. the study showed improved firmness, texture, wrinkles, or spots in 100% of women. how uplifting is that? new ageless vitality. save $15 at aveeno.com. that's the beauty of nature and science. if you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, you may also have very high triglycerides -- too much fat in the blood. it's a serious medical condition. lovaza, along with diet, effectively lowers very high triglycerides in
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be shooting the lights out. i mean, it's like look out, lights! plus, with toyota speeding up and falling over, i mean, what are they doing -- falling over and -- let's take that off the road. ford is practically starved for competition. memo to staff. i think we should put the company's ceo, alan mulally, the brilliant turnaround artist who also saved boeing, on the $100 bill. the new benjamin. the alan. now, even though ford sales are way up, in the end this is a balance sheet business. and when the ratings agencies see the quarter next tuesday, i think they're going to go all lady gaga and get on the telephone to raise their ratings. allowing ford to borrow more cheaply around the globe. hey, how about sallie mae? let's take that one while we're talking. we recommended that as 2009 speculative stock of the year like we did huntington banc this year. it was at $6.61 on june 5th. it's now at $13.12. that's a 9% gain. we always tell to you listen to the conference calls, and today's wells fargo conference call said the student loan market is red hot. i would have thought people would have put
.s. and iraqi officials are calling their death a major blow to the militant group. toyota has agreed to pay a record $16.4 million fine to settle claims that it hid a gas pedal defect from federal highway safety regulators, but the company denies it did anything wrong. separately today, toyota said it will recall more than 9,000 of its 2010 lexus gx sport 460 suv. what do you think? is this an actual iphone prototype or is it a scam? the tech website that posted these photos is not saying how it gold a hold of this device, but over the weekend, another website said someone found this phone on the floor of a bar in san jose. maybe an apple employee left it behind? apple hasn't confirmed that a new version of its iphone even exists. and a new study shows that women find steady-voiced men more attractive than men whose voices vary in pitch. the researchers said they found men who speak in monotone had more sexual partners possibly because their voices exude authority and confidence. so now we know what urkle's problem was. >> thanks, joe. still ahead tonight, keeping them honest on wall street
say he might be driving a blue 1991 toyota van or a red 2001 ford f-350 pickup with a cover over the cab. he is facing several charges, including abduction and violation of a protective order. >>> racy pictures and videos of several bethesda teenagers have made their way from cell phone to cell phone by their own classmates. police investigating a sexting scandal at pyle middle and whitman high schools. in some cases, the photos were sold to students. we're joined with more details now. >> apparently the students posed willingly for the photos and were taken outside of the school. administrators have contacted the parents of the girls in those photographs as well as those who sold or purchased them. now, this discovery was made last week when a student brought an ipod touch to class with the explicit pictures. school officials notified police, then told parents in a letter the pictures were sold during the day. the school day at pyle middle school. in one case, a student collected money from classmates to let them see the photos. they don't believe school computers were used in a
will steer the space program into a new direction. >>> toyota says it will now test all its sports utility models after "consumer reports" tests showed a lexus was at risk of rollover accidents. toyota immediately stopped selling the lexus gx-460. >>> finally this half hour, shifting your brain into high gear by working up a sweat. high school students discovered they think better after a workout. >> that's why for many kids gym now comes as first class. david wright reports. >> reporter: at naperville central high school west of chicago, kids who struggle in math and reading go to gym class first. >> what we're trying to do here is we're trying to jump start their brains. the very first class of the day is physical education, absolutely. >> reporter: at naperville, exercise isn't confined to the gym. there are bikes and balls right in the classroom. scientists say naperville is on to something. at the university of illinois, dr. charles hillman's research shows after a 30-minute stint on the treadmill, students actually do up to 10% better at problem solving. >> it's good for attention. i
at this time -- committee this disaster toyota with lots of different recalls we asked do you need more authority? he said no, i have all the authority i need. are you going to be able to fix this? yes, i am, i will i have enough funding. i had a cabinet officer who was willing to say nhtsa deposited the ball they not been overseeing the auto caps -- -- auto companies properly. he came and said >> greta: he didn't want a whole another agency. >> if you go to the website their mission is to protect the consumer. so for the life of me until we can take a look at our government and certify we don't already have the apparent ability to fix the problem that led to the meltdown why do we create another agency? >> three good examples of why you are right. first bernie madoff. second al stan -- al sanford. third, the question of rating agencies and how they were calling people aaa that weren't. all three the sec dropped the ball on. last one related to financial collapse. >> greta: it is not that they don't have the authority it is they didn't do their jobs. in some ways this geld man saks i th
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. >>> for the second time this week, more technical troubles for toyota. they are recalling 6,000 sienna minivans. they are concerned rust could erode a fastning cable creating a hazard. a consumer report said the vehicle has a high risk of a roll over on one vehicle. >>> the shuttle and astronauts undocked from the space station three hours ago, and are set to return to earth on monday, and it may be a long time before so many people are together again in space. only three shuttle flights remain. each with a crew of six. to design the future of flight, inside and out. to build tomorrow's technology in amazing ways. and reshape the science of aerospace -- forever. around the globe, the people of boeing are working together, for the dreams of generations to come. that's why we're here. ♪ i thought i was invincible. i'm on an aspirin regimen now because i never want to feel that helplessness again. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. talk to your doctor, and take care of what you have to take care of. (announcer) we all want to stay active. we do
available in a cookie straw. oreo fun stix. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] over the past 50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, is is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're maki fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will contito be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ >> 16 minutes after the top of the hour. "newsweek" getting in the media bias mix now by publishing a controversial survey by the university of washington. it claims that tea party protesters are more likely to be racially resentful than other americans. denine barelli is a fox news contributor and a fellow with pro
the toyota thing helps them, paul, but you're a veteran analyst in this business. how do you see this? >> well, i think, you know, one of the key things they have to do is somehow get their cars and their brands, especially chevrolet and cadillac, to be viewed as kind of cool again. you know, it's cool to drive a chevy. you know, ford is starting to get a little bit of that back into its image because of all this, you know, consumer electronic stuff they're adding in there, the voice-activated control system and that sort of thing. gm has to make some cars that are sporty, fun to drive. the typical chevy has had the image of, you know, a great car you can pick up at the airport rental counter, but that's about it. so, they really have to turn around that chevy brandt image. they have some good cars, the malibu, but they have to develop a good and complete lineup. >> for now it's still government motors. that's it. paul, welcome aboard. >> yes, it is. >> appreciate it very much. >> thanks, larry. >>> coming up on "the kudlow report," will senator blank lincoln's controversial derivativ
. >>> good morning, everyone. just days before toyota announced that big recall in january, one executive urged the company to come clean about safety problems. he warned colleagues in a newly surfaced e-mail, kwtd we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. we need to come clean." five days later, toyota recalled millions of vehicles with gas pedal problems. the executive later retired. >>> two big airlines, united and us airways are in merger talks this morning. cnbc's trish regan joins us with more. why the talks and why now? >> natalie, good morning. it is a very tough business model these days, the airline industry. the hope is that these two major airlines, if they were to combine, then they would be able to better compete in the global marketplace. specifically with delta northwest which of course merged. so it is kind of a hope that they would have that edge that they would gain from being such a big operation. but natalie, they've been down this road before in 2008. they tried to merge with continental. both of them did. they g
-- mentioned this yet, toyota pulling the plug on the gx460 after consumer reports issued a rare do not buy rating, that concern about a rollover problem, dealers are asked to temporarily suspend sales of suv just hours after the report went public, this follows the recent recall of more than eighthole cars and trucks around the world for toyota. martha: well, uncle sam wants his cut, you know, and he wants it tomorrow, folks. today and all this week, we're keeping an eye on your money for you because you know, the government doesn't actually have any of its own money. all the money that the government spends is yours, and they decide how to disburst out as they see fit, right? today we're looking at government earmarks, they will cost taxpayers will $17 billion this year in those earmarks. these and we're ones that are listed in the new edition of the congressional book. william la jeunesse is here to tell us what some of the earmarks you bought with our hard-earned money and how much they're costing you as part of your it's all your money series. >> reporter: martha, let's say this is the
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question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ [ male announcer ] it's rollback time at walmart. now even on faded glory, which has been completely re-engineered for quality with soft, organic cotton... better fits... and lockstitch seams. and because everyone deserves clothes guaranteed for quality, we've rolled back the price. faded glory. one of thousands of rollbacks at walmart. save money. live better. walmart. >>> 9:28 on the east coast, 6:28 in the west. 8:28 in des moines, iowa. a former air force intelligence specialist is due in court to face c
has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ [ male announcer ] just because it says "for men" doesn't mean it is. new gillette odor shield body wash targets and neutralizes odor for up to 16 hours. [ clinking ] because you've got a man-sized odor... [ clanking ] ...hanging all over you. [ clattering ] gillette odor shield body wash. wash like a man. feel like a man. also try new gillette odor shield antiperspirant. ♪ >>> welcome back. a former air force intelligence specialist is due in court today after he claims he had explos
about why, in fact, he made these comments. >> pete, thanks a lot. >>> toyota just announced yet another recall. this one for the 2003 sequoiya suv. owners will receive a software upgrade. it affects 50,000 vehicles. >>> any moment now the coast guard plans to set fire to the oil leaking into the gulf of mexico. the thickest oil will be kor raled to the water's surface and then ignited. an oil rig exploded last week. it's spreading a massive slick toward the coast. 11 workers presume ed dead. >>> breaking news that affects american gymnasts who competed in the 2000 olympics. the international olympic committee has stripped china of its bronze medal for those olympics for using underage female gymnasts. the u.s. team placed fourth then. now it gets the bronze medal. the ioc determined one of the china's gymnasts was only 14. and gymnasts have to turn 16 during the olympic year to be eligible. >>> in the next few minutes, president obama will begin touring an ethanol plant in missouri. it's day two of his main street tour, bringing his promise for economic recovery to the midwest. in ft. m
reforms in the derivatives market. she joins us from capitol hill. senator, let's get right toyota. is there an old boys network in washington, specifically when it comes to complicated issues like finance? >> i think there's an important issue here and that is that senator lincoln put out a good bill to regulate derivatives. we know republicans led the charge to deregulate this market in 2000. over the last five or six years, every attempt to regulate derivatives has been opposed by the majority of republicans. this is about senator lincoln getting a good bill out and now combining it with the bill that the chairman of the banking committee has so we can really get about protecting main street and protecting our consumers. >> yet it seems as if the treasury secretary didn't want to take the time to meet with her on this. >> i think it's important people understand even though you have two different jurisdictions, it's the agriculture committee. there's many farmers in america who have historically had the edge. they want to go to the market to get capital and make sure it's not go
accelerators on toyotas. such is the scope of hope and change in president obama's universe. the editorial goes on to say, in his 2011 budget the president zeroed out nasa constellation project, the project of launch and landing vehicles that were to replace the aging space shuttle fleet to carry americans into space. this is not a cost-cutting move. the agency is budgeted to receive $19 billion next year. and mr. obama wants to throw an additional $6 billion at it over the next five years. the hitch is he wants to shift its mission toward climate research and airplane design. anxious to stay relevant, nasa agreed to research the cause of toyota's sudden acceleration problem. nasa administrator charles bolden said thursday that federal money is budgeted for fostering the growth of the space industry including the development of space taxis. but if the results of the president's stimulus are any indication, command economic policy is an inefficient generator of jobs. it goes on to say, as nasa's wings are clipped, our competitors soar. the u.s. space agency even had to sign a $340 million deal w
to set fire to the slick. >>> more trouble for embattled toyota, the company is recalling about 50,000 toyota sequoia suvs because of a problem with the vehicle's stability control system. there are reports that it can cause the vehicles to hesitate and slow down at low speeds. all of the recalled vehicles were made in the year 2003. >>> in washington, the supreme court has ruled that a federal court went too far in ordering the removal of a cross in california's mojave desert erected as a war memorial. in a 5-4 ruling the high court said the cross didn't violate the constitutional separation of church and state, noting part of the land was transferred into private hands. >>> take a look. is he there -- >> reporter: come on, of course. >> -- ed henry. >> reporter: what are you doing in atlanta? >> we were having a good time in d.c. >> reporter: come over the hill to the white house. >> he's there, we'll talk to him. ies who need assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little or no cost to you. imagi
rheumatologist about simponi™. just one dose, once a month. ♪ [ male announcer ] over the past 50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, this is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're making fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. in addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don't get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will continue to be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ >>> a massive oil slick in the gulf of mexico now moving closer to the coast. only about 20 miles away so the coast guard has a plan -- fire. cnn's reynolds wolf live in venice, louisiana, this morning right there on the tip out in the gulf. hey, reynolds. >> reporter: hey, kyra. you know, the w
and toyota -- well, they have their own problems now -- but they actually brought plants here to build in this country. sherrod brown was on an earlier today. he is trying to include incentives to make sure that we keep companies here, as well, punitive measures. other countries who do not take the steps that this country is taking to deal with the problem will not have the same import opportunities that they would otherwise have. in essence, making sure other countries clean up their act, or they cannot do business here. if done right, we can create jobs and keep jobs here. maajor unions in this country are for this legislation because they say that if it is done right, with these kinds of protections, they can create and keep those jobs here. another thing, mass transit. if we are going to build a mass- transit, that will be built and those jobs will stay in this country. we need to put some smart thinking into some of these other technologies so that we can keep more jobs here. host: buffalo, new york. gabe on the independent line. caller: i hear that china is supplying most of our
the past 50 years, toyota has been proud to be a model of quality car making. but recently, the safety of our cars and trucks has come under question. and at toyota, is is something we don't take lightly. that's why we're maki fundamental changes inside our company, to communicate with customers better, and respond to their needs faster. addition, we're currently spending over a million dollars an hour to enhance the technology and safety of our vehicles. the result? our comprehensive star safety system is now standard on every vehicle we make. ♪ don get us wrong, we know actions speak louder than commercials. but just know, your safety will contito be a top priority in any, and all of our decisions. ♪ >> good morning, everyone. tgif, friday, april 30, 2010. thanks for sharing your friday with us. we begin with a fox news alert right now, the first wave of all that oil washing ashore in louisiana. is our government doing enough to help? the details are moments away. >> iran, you know, the country that oppresses women and the country that believes their breasts cause earthquakes,
rulings. and first it was accelerator trouble for toyota and now a defect that causes some vehicles to hesitate or slowdown at low speeds is prompting new problems for the car giant. the company is recalling 50,000 2003 sequoia suvs because of the stability control systems. there have been no reports of injuries or accidents as a result of this defect and new concerns about the air that we are all breathing. a new report for the american lung association says more than half of americans are living in cities with unhealthy air quality, but it cites new initiatives like cleaner diesel engines as helping reduce soot and dust levels. the report names those here. los angeles is having the worst o zone pollution and among the cleanest cities fargo, north dakota. not a bad plates to live. i think they have the lowest unemployment rates. >> that's where they have the clean air. thank you very much for that, lisa. >>> guess who's coming to the united states of america? the president of iran. he has now officially applied for a visa. you'll find out why mahmoud ahmadinejad is coming to new yo
. at the top of the hour. jane: 41 minutes past the hour, "happening now" in your top box, toyota is resuming sales of its suv, the gx 460. the car company had suspended sales because of the rollover concerns. it says a software fix for the problem is available at your dealership. >>> in the middle the government is recalling thousands of simplicity and ghraib codrop did graco dropside cribs. the defect is linked to at least one debt. >>> on the bottom, rivals to thailand anti-government protesters are calling for military action with the red shirt activists blamed for plunging bangkok into chaos last several weeks. the red shirts as they're known are fighting for new elections. jon: new, never-before-seen footage of volcano in iceland. you remember it shut down your spleen airspace for days. grounded 10 of thousands of airplanes around the world. guess what? a "national geographic" team was first video crew on the scene of that violent volcano. they captured every dramatic moment before, during and after the eruption. joining us is the director of that team. you had people on the ground even
, folks. the toyota crisis is causing a big shift in attitudes about u.s. automakers. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here with that. okay, i'm ready for this. >> now, that's good news for detroit, but even first i'm just going to tell you, this is just in, cnn has just learned that general motors has indeed wider more than $5 billion, $5.4 billion to the u.s. treasury overnight so they are making a payback with interest and ahead of schedule. they have more to pay but that is good news for all of us as taxpayers that we're being paid back but it's good news gm is doing well enough that they can pay us back. >>> for the first time in years, i feel like this is another head-turner. americans say american cars are best. american cars are best. this is a new ap poll just out this morning. slightly more americans said the u.s. makes a better quality car. this is after a long romance with foreign rivals like japanese automobiles. the survey suggests that it is largely because of the big problems that happened at toyota. you know those. and an upsurge in ford's reputation. >>> thousan
more than 24% from a year ago. car shoppers were lured to show rooms by big promotions from toyota and other automakers. >> "atlanta journal-constitution," drivers will have to pay more for cars and trucks but also save at the pump under tough new federal rules aimed at boosting mileage and cutting emissions. the new standards call for 35 miles a gallon within six years. here with us now, patrick gavin with a look at the morning playbook. >> morning. >> we've been talking a little bit about bondage as it relates to the republican national committee. >> right. >> we'll talk more about that later in the week in review. what does it mean for michael steele and his committee. >> the thing about michael steele is that his job is probably safe for now. there's a big reason. it would take a two-thirds vote to push him out and the republican party probably doesn't want to kick out its first african-american chairman when there's been talk how they want to reach out to that job. that's a hard threshold to get over. they're bringing in a former rnc chief counsel to look at the books, establi
but the area sparsely populated so getting full reports could take a little time. cars now, toyota expected to pay a record fine of more than $16 million after failing to report problems with sticking gas pedals. you may have heard about this. it's the largest government penalty ever levied against any car maker. they are supposed to notify the government in five days when they find a safety defected. steve has no defects. >> thanks for noticing. thanks, brian. angela returned home one day to find her house, that house right there, had been ransacked. doors padlocked and even her pet parrot luke gone. it wasn't a burglar. it was a bank. the barng of america had repossessed her home despite the fact that her mortgage was up to date. what happened? angela joins us right now along with her attorney michael rosenzwig to talk about what happened. angela, so you walked up to your house that day, not too long ago and you discovered your house had been padlocked and there was a sticker on the door, right? >> yes. >> what did the sticker say? >> it had bank of america's phone number on it and we
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